Last week, I started an ambitious new project where I’m reading the Top 125 Books of All-Time.
The list is my attempt to read through a “consensus” Top X Books list, considering how different each of these lists seem to be. So what I did was take six of the most popular ones and consolidated them to see which books these lists had in common.
The lists I used were:
- The Guardian
- The Observer
- The Telegraph
- Le Monde
- Modern Library
- Time Magazine
I learned that 125 books appear on more than one list in this set. So I compiled them here and plan to read them over the next … however many years. I don’t like reading timeframes, so that’s the best you’re going to get.
The first of these Top 125 Reads was An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.
My Review of An Artist of the Floating World
The thing that’s different about this new project is that I’ve decided to do it all on YouTube (or BookTube if you’re nasty).
I’ve been writing about books for the last six years so I thought this might be a fun change, and a chance to learn a new skill. That skill being the ability to talk about something I love without sounding like a complete idiot.
The jury’s still out. I mean, look at how dumb that thumbnail is.
Let me know what you think!